Coins from Kushan Empire
The Kushan Empire was a syncretic empire, formed by Yuezhi, in the Bactrian territories in the early 1st century. It spread to encompass much of Afghanistan, present-day Pakistan, and then the northern parts of India at least as far as Saketa and Sarnath near Varanasi (Benares), where inscriptions have been found dating to the era of the Kushan emperor Kanishka the Great.

The Kushan empire fragmented into semi-independent kingdoms in the 3rd century AD, which fell to the Sasanians invading from the west.

The main coins issued were gold, weighing 7.9g., and base metal issues of various weights between 12g and 1.5g. Little silver coinage was issued, but in later periods the gold used was debased with silver.
Kushan Empire
(1) Huvishka
An AE Tetradrachm struck 158-195 AD in Gandhara
Obverse: King riding on elephant right, holding trident

Reverse: Deity standing facing, nimbate, offering diadem with right hand, the diadem ends encircling the tamgha at left

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 10.92 g
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An AE Tetradrachm struck 127-150 CE in Taxila
Obverse: þAO KANηþK[I] (Crowned, diademed king standing facing, holding spear and sacrificing at altar at left)

Reverse: MAO (Lunar deity Mao standing left, holding sword hilt and holding out hand in blessing, lunar crescents on shoulders), tamga in field

Diameter: 26.1 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.27 g
The chocolate brown patina on this coin is really amazing in hand.
Göbl 774, MAC 3079
An AE Tetradrachm struck 127-152 AD in Taxila
Obverse: king Kanishka standing left sacrificing over altar, holding scepter; ÞAO KA_NHÞKI

Reverse: god Atar standing left, wreath in right hand; AΘÞO monogram down-left

Diameter: 24.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.3 g
No notes for this coin
Göbl 772, MAC 3082-84
(4) Kujula Kadphises
An AE Tetradrachm struck 30–80 AD in India
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right

Reverse: Herakles standing left, holding club and lion's skin

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.12 g
Imitative type
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